Robert Hood follows up the album with an EP from his almighty Floorplan project. 'Phobia' brilliantly splices a familiar Detroit synth motif with blistering noisy attack, Ben Sims does a muscular rework of 'Higher' from this year's 'Paradise' and 'Glory B' smatters cries of 'Hallelujah' around a mincing minimal elements.
This label is featured in Update #092:
Forest Swords, Moderat, Cassy, Drumcell
For this newsletter we have collected some of our favourites from the past two months - essential releases you might have missed while surfing, sailing, hiking, or - if you weren't so lucky - working. Albums from Moderat, Telonius or Cómeme will make you more...
This label is featured in Update #081:
Modeselektion Vol. 02, Guy Gerber, Fennesz, Digitalism
Here comes our June recap - its for all of you who might have missed some of the month's music over watching football or enjoying the perfect weather that surely must have existed someplace. Outstanding albums have come from Jamie Jones, Guy Gerber, more...
Robert Hood in his Floorplan guise dishes out two new cuts, 'Altered Ego' cutting any superfluous sonics and brutally hitting the jacking core, hypnotising syncopation under classic Hood keys. 'Confess' juxtaposes gospel piano and pounding techno, thus solving that eternal Sunday church or Panoramabar dilemma.
This label is featured in Update #073:
The Best Albums of 2011
As the old year draws to a close, we recap the finest musical moments of 2011. For this update we have selected our favourite full-lengths of the year, and we are making all of these indispensable albums available to you for a special price until January 15, more...
This label is featured in Update #068:
Berghain 05, Total 12, Balam Acab, Stereo MC's
You could literally hear the jolts and jostles of the music industry's shifting into gear last week: From a quiet holiday mode to the bustle and hustle of what should be an intensely busy autumn season. If you're still in a tranquil summer mindset you might more...
Selected as Label of week #34
This label is featured in Podcast #049:
This label is featured in Update #066:
This Year's Best Albums For A Special Price
A hot and long summer finally at our doorstep, it is once again time to appreciate the best music of the year so far in our Summer Sale 2011! From Moebius to Moby, from the deepest electronic underground to chart-topping heights, 150 of our favourite albums more...
This label is featured in Update #065:
John Tejada, Ricardo Villalobos, Tiger & Woods
Release schedules hit a fever pitch in June as record labels scramble to the finish line before the festival season. It's been harder than ever to separate the wheat from the chaff, but this month's essentials once again represent our cream of the more...
Two more deadly killer cuts from the don of minimal techno Robert Hood. Once again essential, funked-up, banging techno which shouldn't be missed by anyone under any circumstances. Do we hear some UK funky styles there on 'Clash'? Huge recommendation.
This label is featured in Podcast #026:
This label is featured in Update #044:
Essential 2010 Albums Now On Sale
We wish you an amazing 2011! To start the celebrations we have compiled 200 of our favourite albums of 2010 for our biggest ever New Year Sale! From today on until January 16 all selected albums will be available for a special price - including many of the more...
This label is featured in Update #037:
Apparat, John Roberts, Darkstar
Gems aplenty in this edition of our monthly newsletter, from Apparat's stunning DJ-KiCKS, to John Robert's excellent album debut for Dial, and Darkstar's likewise stunning first on Hyperdub. The Modeselektor boys release the extended vinyl edits of their more...
25 October 2010
After recent reissues on Rush Hour, Robert Hood resurrects his Floorplan project for two brand-new tracks. 'Living It Up' is a peak-time disco sample mutation, 'Wall To Wall' takes it a notch deeper. Killer!
This label is featured in Update #033:
Ninja Tune XX, Flying Lotus, Radio Slave
September has come and gone and left us with more great releases than there's pebbles on a beach. First and foremost this has been the month of Ninja Tune. The legendary label celebrates its 20th anniversary with two massive compilations of exclusive material, more...
This label is featured in Update #032:
Terence Fixmer, Literon, Stefan Goldmann
Shorter days mean longer nights, so why not make the best of them with some pure-bred, booming techno music. Recent essentials in the 4-to-the-floor department come from Terence Fixmer, who celebrates his creative resurgence with 'Comedy of Menace', Gerd's more...
This label is featured in Feature #098:
Our Favourite Albums Of 2010 For A Special Price
It's time to celebrate the hot summer season with a big Summer Sale! Quench your thirst for awesome music with 100+ essential albums from 2010, available now for a special price until the end of August. From Actress to Rudy Zygadlo, from Ellen Allien to more...